Fruitful Spring for dominant dynasty

Sixteen weeks into season 2018/19, Redoute’s Choice and his exceptional sons Snitzel & Not A Single Doubt have accumulated 15 stakeswinners and earnings of $18.4 million…

At the end of Australia’s 2018 Spring Carnival racing, Redoute’s Choice and his two best sons Snitzel & Not A Single Doubt are all among the country’s top dozen sires. 

That’s no surprise, given they have ended three of the last four seasons in that stellar group, and Snitzel has claimed the 2017 and 2018 Premierships with all-time record stakeswinners and prizemoney.

Sixteen weeks into season 2018/19, the trio have accumulated 15 stakeswinners and earnings of $18.4 million – almost a third of the total prizemoney earned by Australia’s top 12 sires to date.

The performance of three-time Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice is especially notable because, although he can no longer match his younger rivals on runner numbers, he remains an unquenchable source of class. Only world champion and 4-time Cox Plate winner Winx tops the excitement surrounding Arrowfield graduate and future stallion The Autumn Sun, the 33rd Group 1 winner and already the best colt left by Redoute’s Choice.

The Autumn Sun’s  exceptional Golden Rose and Caulfield Guineas victories have made him an early favourite for whatever his owners Arrowfield & Hermitage Thoroughbreds and trainer Chris Waller decide to target during his next, eagerly awaited campaign in a part of the season he will surely relish, Autumn.

Two new stakeswinners in Perth, Super Maxi in August and Galaxy Star earlier this month, have extended Redoute’s Choice’s lifetime tally to 161, or 11.8% of all his runners.

No sooner are expectations for Snitzel raised than he exceeds them and he’s done it again this Spring by providing not only the winner of the $13 million The Everest, but also the runner-up. 

Redzel (who won the ATC Concorde S. G3 as well) and Trapeze Artist anchored Snitzel’s Spring with Group winners Showtime, I Am Excited & Bella Rosa and Listed winners Sandbar & Diplomatico piling icing on the cake. Showtime & Diplomatico are both Arrowfield sale graduates. 

Snitzel now holds a $5.2 million lead over Winx’s deceased champion sire Street Cry. That’s a considerably bigger margin than the $4 million which separated him from second-placed High Chaparral at the same stage last November. 

As for Not A Single Doubt, he’s had his best-ever Spring in terms of stakes wins, with six winners aged two to seven, of 8 Group & Listed Races from 1000 to 2000 metres.

Those stakeswinners are Arrowfield graduate Kenedna (VRC Matriarch S. G2), dual Melbourne Group 3 winners Winter Bride & Cool Passion, 2YO colt Dubious (ATC Arrowfield Breeders’ Plate G3) and Listed winners Doubt Defying & From Within.  

Redoute’s Choice (21 lots), Snitzel (46 lots) and Not A Single Doubt (30 lots) are all well-represented at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale, and Arrowfield is proud to offer a total of 18 yearlings by this most powerful Australian stallion dynasty.

Winter Bride flourishes in Melbourne’s Spring

Two years after Not A Single Doubt’s splendid daughter Secret Agenda won the MRC How Now S. 1200m G3, he has done it again, this time with his 58th lifetime stakeswinner, Winter Bride…

Two years after Not A Single Doubt’s splendid daughter Secret Agenda won the MRC How Now S. 1200m G3, he has done it again, this time with his 58th lifetime stakeswinner.

Winter Bride won three of her four starts in Queensland during her namesake season and placed in the Daybreak Lover P. LR.

Sent south by trainer Toby Edmonds, the now 4YO mare has measured up in strong distaff company at her first campaign start, defeating the favourite Ellicazoom by a half-length, with Platinum Angel (by Snitzel) third. 

Watch Winter Bride win the MRC How Now S. G3.

Winter Bride has now won seven of her 15 starts and $320,000 prizemoney.

Stable foreman Trent Edmonds said, “She had a good record and was carrying big weights at home and doing it easily, so we had to give her a crack down here.

“We were confident until the barrier came out but she’s so tough and versatile, it was a fantastic win.” 

A home-bred for Kevin Maloney’s Segenhoe Thoroughbreds, Winter Bride is the third foal and best winner out of the very good racemare Amberino (by Perugino), whose 10 wins included the ATC Emancipation S. G2.

Earlier in the day at the Sunshine Coast Winter Bride’s stablemate From Within, also by Not A Single Doubt, scored her third consecutive win, by four lengths.

That’s not the end of the stable’s success with Not A Single Doubt’s daughters. Toby Edmonds prepares Segenhoe’s 3YO filly Granny Red Shoes, who won a pair of Queensland juvenile Listed Races in June, but hasn’t so far had the same good fortune in Melbourne.